Thursday, November 10, 2016

Reading - The Woodcutter

The Woodcutter by Reginald Hill
On the surface, Wolf Hadda's life has been a fairytale.  From humble origins as a Cumbrian wooductter's son, he becomes a hugely successful entrepreneur and marries his childhood sweetheart.  But all good things must come to an end .....
Wolf is woken on his wedding anniversary by a police raid - and imprisoned for crimes he swears he didn't commit.  His wife abandons him as further evidence hammers nails into his coffin, and he retreats into silence for years.
Why would anyone destroy his life so sompletely?   Wolf would kill for an answer to his question.  He is certain of two things : that the truth lies in a lingering mystery from his youth, and that he hasn't committed a crime worth being locked up for - not yet ...

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